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Megyn Kelly Quotes

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly quotes: journalist, political commentator, former corporate defense attorney – Megyn Marie Kelly – talks about adversity, hard work, responsibility, and success.

“It’s never too soon to start the life you want.”

“Upon graduation, go out into the world and try to find yourself.  What do I mean by that?  Read Socrates?  No.  Get a job?  Not yet.  Go out and do some crazy stuff.  Don’t hurt anybody, including yourself, but take some risks.  Travel a little bit.  Make big mistakes that you have to apologize for.  Do stuff that will make you relatable to the world.  And whatever jobs you settle into, you will be better at it, for it.”

“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change.”

“In life and in politics, it’s helpful to try to perceive the other person through the most generous lens.”

“You can’t just coast along.  You need to be extraordinary.  If you want a promotion or a raise, ask yourself, ‘How can I behave in a way to get my boss to believe I deserve one?'”

“Adversity is an opportunity for growth.  And an opportunity to really know who your friends are.”

“Winners take responsibility.  Losers blame others.”

“But spending your life pretending you are something other than what you are is unsustainable.”

“However low you are, there is always something to feel proud of, and however high you are, there is always something to humble you.”

“I was brought up in an environment to believe that my opinion was important, that I had something to say, and that it was no less powerful because I was young, a girl, at the time really unattractive, definitely not the smartest kid in the class.”

“Somebody saying something offensive to you, or insulting to you, is not pleasant, but it’s part of life.  And my belief is we need to shore ourselves up, and our kids up and our younger generation up, to understand how to deal with that unpleasant reality, because we won’t always be there to protect them.  And you know, I for one want my own kids to know how to handle that.”

“If I were Sarah Palin, would I want to sit in an interview with someone who was secretly out to get me?  Probably not.”

“I believe that I can do more for women by being the best at what I do in the role that I have than going out and just talking about how women are awesome and you shouldn’t mess with them.”

“The best answer and the best way forward to young women out there who want to get ahead is work your tail off.  Work harder than everybody.  Be better than everybody else.  Do better.  Try harder.”

“Before I got into TV, I wasn’t fashionable at all.”

“If you’re wearing a pair of shoes that’s a little flashy, then it’s important not to be flashy up top and vice versa.”

“I send my kids to school not only to learn how to read and write and do math, but also to develop socially.”

“People think I’m fearless.  But I’m human.”

“I did not grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

“I knew there would be no shortcuts for me in life – we didn’t have money or access to people of power.  I knew, if I was going to have any success, it would be a result of getting educated and working hard – as hard or harder than my parents did.”

“I came from a middle-class family.  My dad was a professor; my mom was a nurse.  I didn’t come from money, and I didn’t come from circles of power.  I didn’t come from the country club; I came from the town park.”

“In fact, I lost my dad at a young age and had to put myself through school.  I didn’t have a lot of the advantages Donald Trump had but I had the most important ones you can get, which are loving parents who cared about me and helped me develop a sense of self.”

“I distinctly remember being very young, sixth grade maybe, and being at a party and hearing the mothers discuss the children.  And one mother said, ‘Well, it’s very clear who’s the leader in the group.’  And they were talking about me!”

“I was popular, and I enjoyed that, and my mother kept telling me I better take typing so I’d have something to fall back on.  I didn’t know what the future held, but once I got my law degree, I started to feel like, ‘Okay, I’m a serious person.'”

“Most of my own power has come from excellence, not advocacy.  My approach is to say to myself, ‘Just do better.  Be better.’  That’s not to say there’s no bias, no sexism.  There is, and it’s not good.  It’s just that, for me, the solution of doing better is far more empowering than lamenting one’s circumstances.”

“I’m a soulless lawyer.  Give me any opinion and I can argue it.”

“I feel humbled by the fact that there’s any interest in me at all.”

“I felt the call to this industry because I enjoy broadcast journalism.  I’m steeped in the news because I enjoy the news – I like reading papers, I like reading the blogs, I love talking to newsmakers and pundits, for that matter, about their opinions.  I’m an information gatherer by nature, so that’s what attracted me to this industry.”

“I was never lined up outside of my boss’s office saying, ‘Give me an opportunity; there’s not a woman in primetime.’  I was just trying to be so good they couldn’t ignore me.”

“I feel like I’m at a level in my business where I’ve established myself as a professional.  And the one thing I haven’t managed to do is find a way to achieve a better balance.”

“I love my job and the excitement and challenges it offers.  But my job does not define me.  If this job ended tomorrow I’d find another way to find that glorious feeling of accomplishment.  No employer or career choice ‘made’ me.  I made me.”

“Money removes many stressors, but it has not changed my level of happiness, nor who I am.  It changes how I spend my time.”

“I would be lying if I said it wasn’t cool to see myself on the cover of Vanity Fair, right?  It’s like, what am I doing there?  This is bizarre.”

“I do feel fortunate to have some great options.”

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